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Optimising the design of a supply chain network with economies of scale using mixed integer programming

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dc.contributor.author Bandaly, Dia
dc.contributor.author Salam, Adil
dc.contributor.author Defersha, Fantahun M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-01T10:51:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-01T10:51:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1745-7653 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6460 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we formulate and analyse the design of a supply chain network where the concept of economies of scale in transportations are considered. Having the demand of different products from various retailers, the model determines the numbers and locations of the consolidation and distribution centres. It also determines the routes and lot sizes of the shipments to fulfil the demand by the retailers. Piecewise linearisation technique is utilised to transform the non-linear concave-cost function of the transportation into a linear form. Using this linearisation technique, a mixed integer linear programming model is developed that can be efficiently solved using a branch-and-bound-based optimisation package. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the features of the proposed model and the impacts of certain input parameters on the design of the supply chain network. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Optimising the design of a supply chain network with economies of scale using mixed integer programming en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201306324 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Operational Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 10 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 398-415 en_US
dc.keywords Supply chain networks en_US
dc.keywords Supply chain design en_US
dc.keywords Economies of scale en_US
dc.keywords MILP en_US
dc.keywords Mixed integer linear programming en_US
dc.keywords Supply chain management en_US
dc.keywords SCM en_US
dc.keywords Optimisation en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1504/IJOR.2011.03971 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Salam, A., Bandaly, D., & Defersha, F. M. (2011). Optimising the design of a supply chain network with economies of scale using mixed integer programming. International Journal of Operational Research, 10(4), 398-415. en_US
dc.author.email dia.bandaly@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJOR.2011.03971 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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